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) is the concept that a
be designed such that if it eventually collapsed, it would leave behind aesthetically pleasing ruins that would last far longer without any maintenance at all. The idea was pioneered by
while planning for the
1936 Summer Olympics
and published as "The Theory of Ruin Value" (
), although he was not its original inventor. The intention did not stretch only to the eventual collapse of the buildings, but rather assumed such buildings were inherently better designed and more imposing during their period of use.
The idea was supported by
, who planned for such ruins to be a symbol of the greatness of the
, just as Ancient
ruins were symbolic of those civilisations.
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